Derick Hall was given a 1% chance to live after being born a premie at 23 weeks. Now he's been drafted into the NFL.
· May 15, 2023 ·

The chances of making it to the NFL are slim, but Hall is used to beating the odds.

Just 22 years ago, the Auburn linebacker was given only a 1% chance of survival when his mom, Stacy Gooden-Crandle, went into labor at 23 weeks gestation.

The doctors told her that her son would most likely be born without a heartbeat, and if he did survive would have no quality of life. She was urged to sign a "Do Not Resuscitate" form.

She refused.

Now, the Seattle Seahawks just picked Hall in the second round of the 2023 NFL draft.

SportsCenter recently shared Hall's amazing story, and it is definitely worth five minutes of your time to watch.

Grab the Kleenex before watching this one, because there will be tears!

His mom told SportsCenter,

I just wanted him to have a normal life where he could walk and talk and feed himself. I was just thinking 'Lord, let him make it through the night' and here we are 22 years later and so all of this is just a bonus.

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